Beter Leven [Better Living] is the Dutch animal welfare programme for pork. In our slaughterhouse, we only slaughter pigs from farmers who meet the guidelines of 1 or 3 stars Beter Leven. Because PALI Meat complies with all the criteria of the Beter Leven quality label, we were awarded the BLK-certification.
Beter Leven is a quality label developed by the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals [Dierenbescherming] for the Dutch market. It is exclusively awarded to products that comply with the requirements relating to care and production conditions and with statutory requirements pertaining to animal welfare. Pigs with the Beter Leven quality label have more space, diversion materials and more opportunities to exercise their natural behaviour compared to pigs in the customary pig farming sector.
Besides the fact that PALI Meat is a Beter Leven supplier, we are also a chain director. All the pigs we broker are well known for their excellent condition in terms of quality as well as health. This is mainly due to the attention that the entire chain devotes to the pigs’ welfare, diet, and living conditions. As a chain director, we can ensure higher quality products for all our customers.